It’s been long I concluded love is a horrible thing. I mean, it leaves one excessively vulnerable, enlarging your heart for someone to get in and mess you up. It’s like an excuse to condone things we ought not to disregard and a licence to be stupid.
I’ve no doubt that those are the convictions of most. They are not entirely wrong, however, this story about this South African husband married to a drunkard whom he always fetch and transport home in a trolley after she must have wasted herself with booze will unfailing convince most that love is a beautiful thing. I’d insist though, that it is horribly beautiful.
All those love freaks will always say something similar to “you don’t love someone because they’re perfect, you love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.” Well, here is a story to help them back up all those assertions.
According to a Daily Sun report, Marcus Kgwedi, a 53 years-old husband, married to Thokozile (47) for more than 10 years doesn’t cherish the fact that his wife is a chronic drunk. But he’s left with no option but to always locate the wife at her drinking joint and push her home in his trolley to prevent her from being raped or killed by thugs.
Hear him – “my wife is a drunkard and there’s nothing I can do about it. I love her and I do everything I can to protect her…She always tells me which tavern she’s drinking at so I can go and fetch her after she has had enough…I’ve been doing this for five years…If I don’t do this, thugs will end up raping or killing her. We live in a merciless world, I’ll rather save her than regret it later.”
Kgwedi always brings a blanket to cover his wife when he pushes her down the street. He related that the people who initially make jest of him are now familiar with the unusual scenario.
While Kgwedi is wishing his wife “would cut back or give up her drinking habit and go back to being the woman” he loves, the wife disclosed that she appreciates her husband’s efforts in protecting her while she’s drunk. “I’m not proud of myself, being fetched from the tavern and taken home on a trolley,” she said. And added, “I wish I could dump my drinking habit but it is hard for me.”
Doesn’t Kgwedi deserve a better marriage? Ask the love freaks and they will throw this at you – “I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.”